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VMA Announces 2021 Robot Brawl Winners
By: VMA - Volusia Manufacturers Association
Students from seven area schools entered a total of 33 robots that the students built for a chance to 'brawl' with each other and win prizes. There were hundreds of supporters, parents, families and manufacturers in attendance.
The robot names, schools, and prize amounts are as follows:
In the l lb. bot category, Burns Science & Technology Charter School won 1st place with their bot 'Hyperkill' and won $1,000. They also took 2nd place with 'Rhino Flipper' for $500, and 3rd place with 'Super Nova' for $250.
In the 3 lb. bot category, DeLand High School came in 1st place and won $1,000 with 'Neptune', DeLand also came in 2nd place in the 3 lb. weight class and won $500 with 'Please Work', and Deltona Middle School came in 3rd place with 'Strobe Light' for $250.
In the final 15 lb. weight class, New Smyrna Beach High School earned 1st place and $1,000 with 'Edger', Pine Ridge High School earned 2nd place and $500 with 'No Good', and DeLand High School earned 3rd place and $250 with 'Hit & Run.'
"We are so grateful for the support of our sponsors that donate to these amazing students and allow us to host this event and give so much back to these well-deserving schools," said VMA President & CEO Jessica Lovatt. "From our title sponsor to our School sponsors, we can't thank them enough," Jessica added.
The Robot Brawl was a multiple-round, single-elimination competition where points were earned by how much damage is inflicted on the other robot during each 90-second round. If they disabled the other robot, it was an automatic win. The three judges that donated their time were; Linda Cuthbert, Volusia County School Board Chair, Dr. Colleen Conklin, Flagler County School Board Vice-Chair and Florida State Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff, District 26.
The schools participating this year's event were; Burns Science and Technology School, Deltona Middle School, New Smyrna Beach High School, Spruce Creek High, T Dewitt Taylor Middle High, DeLand High School, and Pine Ridge High School.
VMA is a 501(c)6 manufacturers trade association founded in 1980 with the power to transform the stature and development of the area's manufacturers. They can be reached at 904-228-1288, or online at http://vmaonline.com/
VMA - Volusia Manufacturers Association